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#1051 RTLR 12

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:02 AM

Picked up a new/used CAT (C6 Celestron) with the intention of giving it to my son. Now, after a great first light night, he may have to get his own.

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#1052 ClusterHunter110

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:27 PM

Well, this is my new-to-me (but not new at all, it says 1999 on the box!)ETX 125. Equipment included in this picture: Garmin GPS II+, homemade pylon "tripod" (now that I look, it's more likely a pier instead of a tripod), and a screw on dew shield. More details on the rear in the next post...

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:31 PM

Continued from my first post.

The rear has my 45 deg. diagonal attached, in it is a 2X Barlow, and a Meade MA 17.5mm eyepiece. In the astronomical eyepiece position, is my primary eyepiece I use, the Meade Super Plossl 26mm. Unseen accessories is a Meade MH25mm, MH9mm, standard controller, 2 diagonals, etc. Just like what my description says. Besides complaining I don't have enough eyepieces, nor a reliable power source, it has been a blast to use. :whee:

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#1054 ClusterHunter110

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:34 PM

RT, that's a nice rig. Isn't that the Celestron Advanced series? I thought about this as my next telescope for an astrophotography setup. How does it preform? Is it a lot of fun to use? TIA :grin:

#1055 FrankenCub

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:45 AM

The C14 out at our clubs dark sky site.


Hi Ron, any chance you have any more details on how that pier was built ? I've been trying to decide on how I want to build a pier for my C8 this coming spring and that one has caught my eye.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:50 PM

The LX50 seems a bit maligned these days but its always given me some great views and it's built like a tank !Posted Image

#1057 aa6ww

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:52 AM

My C11 vs C14, boys vs Men!!

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#1058 Josef1968

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:04 AM

Here is mine!

Meade 14" ACF

#1059 IcecreamLtDan

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

Finally got around to taking some pics of mine and thought I'd add to the thread.

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#1060 Sean Cunneen

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:18 PM

Here is a project of mine that is just about finished. Niteskystargazer made the OTA in the 70's at the Adler planetarium mirror shop(closed long ago). This is an 8" f16 Classical Cassegrain with a 2-speed focuser mounted on a newly painted and refurbished Criterion EQ mount. I added Losmandy style mini saddles and a Celestron Losmandy rail.

I have had trouble figuring out the exact seperation between the Primary and secondary but hopefully I can get that taken care of in the next week...

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#1061 Alfredo Beltran

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

Here is my C6 SCT on an iOptron iEQ45 mount:

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#1062 edwinh

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

First cat (actually Mak) for me. New C90 on a panhead outside cooling off. Also goes nice on the M2 head I use for my refractor. Anyway fun little scope so far and soooo portable.

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#1063 Ron Luxemburg

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:23 PM

Meant to say my C14 on my pier on my rented pad out at our clubs dark sky site NW of the greater LA basin. :foreheadslap:

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:18 PM

My Newbie 127mm Mak :D Complete with Kendrix Dew shield, Telrad, 9X50 RACI, 2" dialectric digonal and 2" 32mm 70 degree Titan low power Eyepiece. Perfect for grab and go.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:19 PM

Meant to say my C14 on my pier on my rented pad out at our clubs dark sky site NW of the greater LA basin. :foreheadslap:

Sweet! Oh, what I'd give for a C14! (If I only had something to give)....Phil

#1066 GeneT

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:05 PM

I don't own this one anymore (thankfully!). This is a Dynamax 8 that I bought, used, in 1981. I kept it for way too long before getting rid of it.


Hope it wasn't mine. I sold my Dynamax 8 about that same time.

#1067 04yellowf150

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:06 PM

My new edgehd 8"
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#1068 Eric63

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:30 PM

That is a big cat, my scope is the size of your CO!!! :lol:

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:29 AM

This is my 210 mewlon

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#1070 stevew

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

My humble C5.

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#1071 stevew

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:03 PM

One more

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#1072 bob midiri

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

My new addition to the Cat family, the rare Super C8 Orange circa 1984

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#1073 bob midiri

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:54 PM

And from the outside waiting to do its business, like any good Cat!!

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#1074 Orionis91

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:54 PM

Nice C8, looks new!!

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:45 PM

My new edgehd 8"
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Nice. Still waiting on mine. What's the finder scope like? Also is that the VX mount?






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